Weight Loss Update
Recently, I mentioned that I was on a weight loss mission. My ultimate goal is to lose 65lbs so I can go shopping for the cute clothes and just feel better in general.
I have been working hard for the past 4 weeks and I have lost nearly 20lbs in that time. I am logging all of my intake, so I can be accountable for what I eat. You would be surprised how much you can overeat without even knowing. For instance, I love SunChips and this peach salsa. When you “gasp” look at the bag you will see that a serving is only 15 chips or something like that. When you sit there and physically count your chips one by one, you will realize that this seems like a meager amount. Normally you would just reach in the bag as much as you want until you are satisfied.
I have had to adjust the way that I eat. If I want something sweet, I head for the fruit before I go to my next step which is chewing gum. I will admit that I do not deny myself treats. In fact, I made a homemade chocolate cake with chocolate icing from scratch and had one piece nightly after dinner for a few nights. The key is moderation.
I had not been used to eating healthy, so at first a piece of fruit tasted like crap to me. But now it is something that I crave. If I eat a piece of chocolate and go to fruit, the fruit doesn’t taste sweet, so try to avoid high sugar foods.
I have gone from walking between 5-10 miles per day, to starting to run. I only made it ten full minutes, before I thought I was gonna die, but it feels good do it.
My favorite snacks so far:
Sliced white peaches with a Tbs of light whip cream
SunChips Garden Salsa flavor with peach salsa
Carrots drizzled with a half tsp of green goddess dressing
Apple with 1 tbs natural no sugar peanut butter
Cranberry Rush Trail Mix from Meijer and Nutrition Nut/Fruit Mix from Planters
Chocolate graham crackers with light whip cream in between, and put it in the freezer for a mock ice cream sandwich
My favorite breakfast
Maple and Brown Sugar Outmeal with Flax by Three Sisters
As for dinner, I haven’t found a favorite meal, but I tend to eat whatever is made for the family but I measure out portions. I will drink water but sometimes I want something else and I have found that I really like the regular Vitamin Water.
What are your favorite lo cal snacks?